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We’ll delve into the world of viruses, especially focusing on one that affects a significant portion of the population – the Epstein-Barr virus. Viruses are incredibly abundant, and understanding their role in underlying infections is vital. So, let’s get started!

Understanding Viruses

Before we dive into the specifics of the Epstein-Barr virus, it’s essential to understand the two primary theories about how viruses impact our health: the germ theory and the terrain theory.

  • Germ Theory: This theory holds that all microorganisms are inherently toxic to us, and often, vaccines are recommended to counteract their effects.
  • Terrain Theory: In contrast, this theory suggests that microorganisms become harmful because of the internal terrain of our bodies. It’s not that they are inherently toxic; rather, they become problematic due to imbalances within us.

I tend to lean more towards the terrain theory, emphasizing that our health and immune response play a crucial role in how viruses affect us.

The Immune System and Two Branches

Our immune system can be broadly divided into two branches: TH1 and TH2. These branches have their specific functions, and if one is overwhelmed by various stressors, the other may weaken. In essence, it’s like an energy balance.

  • TH1: This branch of the immune system is responsible for dealing with viruses. It keeps them in check and plays a critical role in viral defense.
  • TH2: On the other hand, the TH2 immune system handles mental stress, pesticides, mold, parasites, and electromagnetic frequencies (EMF), which are increasingly prevalent in our modern world.

The key takeaway here is that when TH2 is overburdened with stress and toxins, viruses, such as Epstein-Barr, can become more active because the TH1 system that keeps them in check doesn’t have enough energy to do its job.

Unmasking Epstein-Barr Virus

Now, let’s focus on Epstein-Barr virus, a member of the herpes family that affects a vast majority of the population. Some may struggle with it significantly, while others might experience subtler symptoms without realizing the virus is involved.

Epstein-Barr virus often flares up, leading to symptoms such as:

  • Massive fatigue
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Occasionally, fever (though infections, especially viral ones, can suppress fever as a survival mechanism)
  • Spleen and liver issues, leading to liver sensitivity
  • Symptoms resembling chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, MS, Hashimoto’s, Alzheimer’s, and Sjogren’s
  • An unusual symptom: exaggerated swelling of mosquito bites

It’s important to note that the Epstein-Barr virus typically becomes active during times of stress when TH2-related stressors weaken the immune system. Symptoms may not be as severe during subsequent flare-ups, but the virus can still be at play.

Balancing Your Immune System

The goal is not to completely eradicate the virus, which is virtually impossible, but to achieve a healthy immune response that keeps the virus in check. It’s all about balance. To support your immune system, consider supplements like “Immune Armor” and “astragalus” during times of stress when your immune response might be weaker.

Understanding the interplay between viruses like Epstein-Barr and your immune system is vital for overall health. It’s about achieving a balance and a healthy immune response, rather than complete eradication. Epstein-Barr and other viruses have a role to play, but with the right approach, they can coexist with us without causing severe symptoms.

Hey there, I’m Kari!

As a Pharmacist and Integrative Health Practitioner, I get the privilege of working with women who are struggling with fatigue, poor sleep, painful cycles, digestive issues, and irritability- all of which have become their norm. And they are struggling just to keep up, simply wanting their health back.

I know what it’s like to feel frustrated and left with the same issues, even after spending time, energy & money thinking I’d found the answer.

With the right support, a proven method, and the Lord as our guide, let’s get your health back so you can run the race set before you with perseverance and joy.

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